Advancing your HR career: 7 truths to live by

  • March 02, 2007

"If I had known I was going to be in HR so long, I would have started to get serious about the profession sooner." Noted HR expert Michael R. Losey says he's heard this...

Mandatory EAP referral is legal

  • March 02, 2007

Q. In a previous issue of HR Specialist, you said that employers can’t force employees to visit a psychologist. Our Internet policy says that if we find employees...

James Brown, ‘Success Machine’

  • March 01, 2007

James Brown, known as “The Godfather of Soul,” maintained a leadership position in popular music for decades, probably even transcending his death in...

How George H.W. Bush endured Watergate

  • March 01, 2007

Just after Richard Nixon won reelection in 1972, he asked his ambassador to the United Nations to become chairman of the Republican National Committee.

The karmic leader: India sets the pace

  • February 01, 2007

With about 10 percent of professors at top U.S. business schools now hailing from India, a new, Eastern feeling has started wafting through the American marketplace.

You: More like ‘Coach K’ or Bobby K?

  • February 01, 2007

The leadership styles of college basketball coaches Bobby “The General” Knight and Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski couldn’t be further apart.

Negligent Hiring

  • January 30, 2007

HR Law 101: If you fail to do background checks on applicants for certain positions, you could make yourself vulnerable to a negligent-hiring lawsuit by any worker or...

Pennsylvania Seasonal Farm Labor Act

  • January 15, 2007

The Pennsylvania Seasonal Farm Labor Act regulates the working conditions of migrant farm workers. The act establishes minimum wages and labor hours for seasonal farm...

New Jersey Temporary Disability Benefits Law

  • January 15, 2007

The New Jersey Temporary Disability Benefits Law provides cash benefits to employees who, because of a serious illness or injury, can’t perform their regular jobs...